As with others of the numerous physical factors forming the nonliving environment of terrestrial ecosystems, the upward and downward exchanges of the fluxes of solar (short-wave) and terrestrial (long-wave) radiation often appear in the literature as yearly, seasonal, or monthly averages. Because these tend to present a misleading or incomplete picture of environmental conditions, a 24-hour series of measurements is presented here. A series of radiation measurements was taken to determine the radiation budget at a high-grass marsh in early winter.
Mayville, D. 1969. A 24-hour radiation budget at a high-grass marsh in early winter. Field Station Bulletin 2(1): 6-12.